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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: AW: How to deal with many files using solr external file field
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 00:54:37 GMT

: We took a deeper look at what happened, when an "external-file-field"-Request is sent to
: * SOLR looks if there is a file for the requested query, e.g. "trousers"

Something smells fishy here.

ExternalFileField is designed to let you load values for a field (for use 
in functions) from a file where the file name is determined from the field 

If ExternalFileField is trying to load a file named "external_trousers" 
that means your query is attempting ot use "trousers" as a *field* ... 
that doesn't sound right.

based on your description of the memory blow up you are seeing, it sounds 
like you are using the user's query string as a (dynamic?) field name and 
none of these external_${query} files exist -- that's not really the 
intended usage.

Can you clarify a bit more what exactly your goal is?  This smells like an 
XY Problem (my gut reaction is that you might actaully be wanting to 
use QueryElevationComponent instead of ExternalFileField)...
XY Problem

Your question appears to be an "XY Problem" ... that is: you are dealing
with "X", you are assuming "Y" will help you, and you are asking about "Y"
without giving more details about the "X" so that we can understand the
full issue.  Perhaps the best solution doesn't involve "Y" at all?
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